Attention to All Heads of Courts in Nigeria: Issuing Affidavit of Loss of Documents Without Police Report Encourages Crimes

Affidavits are written depositions or declarations made on oath before a person authorized by law to administer oaths or take declarations. See section 10(1) of the Oaths (Amendment) Act, 2016. It has also be judicially defined as a statement of fact which the deponent swears to be true to the best of his knowledge, information […]

Kogi: Lawyer Demands Reinstatement of Abalaka as Ejeh Ofu

A Port Harcourt based legal practitioner and solicitor, Chief Festus Ogwuche, has written to the Kogi state government demanding the immediate and unconditional restoration of Chief James Abalaka as the substantive Ejeh Ofu and Chairman, Ofu local government tradition council, pending the determination of his application for stay of execution. The demand was contained in […]

Corruption, Sharp Practices in Lower Bench: What Chief Judges of Various States in Nigeria Must Do

The lower bench refers to the judges of the inferior courts which constitute the courts that were not expressed established under section 6 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian, 1999 (as Amended), but are created by various States’ Legislations in Nigeria pursuant to the provisions of the said Constitution. The names and […]

Kogi CJ Tasks Lawyers on Application of ‘Electronic Evidence’

Acting Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Henry Olusiyi, has tasked legal practitioners to enhance their knowledge on the application of technology in the delivery of justice. He made the call on Thursday in Lokoja as he launched a book on Electronic Evidence, “A Compendium of Cases on Electronic Evidence”, written by Justice Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye. ‘Electronic […]

Kogi LG Polls: Court Remands Traditional Ruler, 10 Others Over Alleged Homicide

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Lokoja on Friday ordered that a 69-year-old traditional ruler in Adavi Local Government, Asema Uka (Otumi-Ajoko) Momoh Nasir and 10 others be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged homicide. The police charged the traditional ruler and his alleged accomplices with criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide, aiding and abetting, contrary to […]

Retired Judges Begs Kogi Governor to Pay Their Gratuities

Retired judges in Kogi state has called on Governor Yahaya Bello to pay gratuities and benefits accrued to them and relatives of deceased colleagues. The immediate past Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Kogi state, Justice Kadi Zakariya Muhammad (rtd) made the call on Tuesday at a valedictory court session held in honour of deceased […]

Falana Asks Court to Order NCDC to Establish COVID-19 Testing Centres in Kogi

Activist lawyer, Femi Falana SAN has asked the court to order the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to establish COVID-19 testing and treatment centres in Kogi and Cross River states. In a suit, with number FHC/ABJ/CS/1091/2020, filed at the federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday, Falana declared that all those living in the […]